It’s big, beautiful and packed with stories, pictures and ideas about energizing daily life in neighborhoods and households. Vibrant Living was written by Carmen Bowman and LaVrene Norton as a how-to guide to assist organizations in
engaging residents in directing the activities of their lives. It is
written to be displayed in living rooms, lounges and other places where
residents gather. Each page highlights the vibrant living that goes on
in their homes. It is a scrapbook of photos and stories from
organizations around the country highlighting the vibrant living that goes on in their homes. From ethnic celebrations to coffee klatch, from tree climbing to a quiet afternoon curled up on the couch, organizations are finding ways to make it possible for elders to live lives full of interest, value, meaning and spontaneity. You'll be inspired to create more vibrant living in your own home with the hundreds of ideas offered in this book.
To create the scrapbook, we asked culture change nursing homes to submit their photos of vibrant living. We thank them all for their contributions and congratulate Providence Mount St Vincent on winning our cover photo contest. A special thanks also goes out to Perham Memorial Hospital and Home where Carmen spent a week witnessing their vibrant living and getting inspired for this project.
The book is a companion to the “Creating the Climate for Vibrant Living” workshop.